It is only human nature that children want to take care of their ageing parents. The problem nowadays is that most people are living far away from their loved ones or have migrated to another country to seek better opportunities for their family.
Even though this is true for many people, it doesn’t change the fact that we still want to know what is happening to our loved ones every single minute of the day.
Fortunately for us, innovation in healthcare technology has paved the way to allow us to take care of our parents and other ageing family members even if we are some distance away from them.
Remote Care Technologies that Provides the Solution to Taking Care of Our Family
Remote Monitoring Systems
Children constantly want to know the health status of their parent even if they are not living in the same house as they are. This was a problem in the past but with the introduction of remote monitoring systems, people can now determine whether their parents have taken their prescribed medication through the sensors that are placed in medicine bottles.
Moreover, other monitoring systems, like motion sensors can provide us with information that can detect when our parents fall or have become inactive for an unusual period of time. In addition, when these situations occur, remote devices can automatically send alerts to emergency services and family members to inform us of the current situation.
Wearable Health Technologies
The advancement of wearable techs has made it possible for devices to monitor our parent’s vital signs. These devices can inform emergency services when our parent’s blood pressure critically changes and even provide warning signs or symptoms of infection and heart attacks.
With the introduction of telemedicine services that use video conference and email to connect ageing family members with healthcare providers, medical checkups and treatments have become more comfortable and convenient for each family member.
Children can now take part in discussing test results, examination procedures, and treatment even if they are far away from their parents.
Social Communities for the Elderly
The utilization of the internet by senior has been on the rise these past few years. It gave them the opportunity to connect with other older adults to share experiences, socialize, and connect with family members.
These technologies have significantly improved the quality of life of our elders and have given them the opportunity to live safely and happily for the remainder of their natural lives.